Will this be available at my local friendly game store? I hope so, and if it is when?
We are a small indie publisher, and we do not have any US distributors that deal directly with FLGS for either Forged in Steel or Hands in the Sea. This could change once the game is released, but I do not have a time frame for that.
You are more than welcome to mention the game to your FLGS. Let them know they can contact me at email@example.com for more information. I would be happy to fulfill any retail orders through FLGS that contact me direct.